2010 Resolution #4: Reduce My Entertainment and Hobby Spending by 50%

In an effort to talk about the power of goal-setting along with some methods of setting and achieving goals, I’m going to discuss my four

12.31.09

The Other Side of the Frugality Fence

In a recent post at Get Rich Slowly, J.D. defined the “basic law of frugality” as this: “Decide what’s important to you. Give yourself permission

2010 Resolution #3: Learn to Play the Piano/Keyboard

In an effort to talk about the power of goal-setting along with some methods of setting and achieving goals, I’m going to discuss my four

The Simple Dollar Weekly Roundup: Cookbook Overload Edition

In our kitchen, we have a shelf devoted solely to cookbooks. Upon this shelf sits a hefty number of volumes, from Joy of Cooking and

2010 Resolution #2: Pay Cash for a Replacement for My Truck

In an effort to talk about the power of goal-setting along with some methods of setting and achieving goals, I’m going to discuss my four

12.29.09

Merge Left

Charlene writes in: I’m getting married in March. My future husband and I are talking about when and how to merge our finances and we’ve

2010 Resolution #1: Lose 40 Pounds

In an effort to talk about the power of goal-setting along with some methods of setting and achieving goals, I’m going to discuss my four

Reader Mailbag #95

Each Monday, The Simple Dollar opens up the reader mailbags and answers ten to twenty simple questions offered up by the readers on personal finance

Review: The Little Book of Safe Money

Every other Sunday, The Simple Dollar reviews a personal finance book. The Little Book of Safe Money by Jason Zweig is the ninth book in

Your After-Christmas Shopping Checklist

A few days after Christmas, Sarah and I will usually head out to the store to stock up on post-Christmas sales. It’s often easy to

The Simple Dollar Time Machine: December 26, 2009

Many newer readers of The Simple Dollar haven’t been exposed to the hundreds of great articles in the archives of the site, so this is

12.26.09

Retirement Planning for a Low-Income Career

Several people in my close inner circle of friends and family have made the active choice to go into careers where they will be earning

Merry Christmas from The Simple Dollar!

I hope that wherever you are and whatever you believe, good tidings are reaching you. Tune in tomorrow for our regularly scheduled programming.

Is Netflix Worth It?

Jenna writes in: My husband and I have been talking about signing up for Netflix, but we’re just not sure if it’s worth the extra

Managing Money When You’re Paid Infrequently

Most of us are lucky. We’re paid every week, every other week, twice a month, or monthly, and this makes it easy to make ends

12.23.09

9 Things to Do to Get Ready for Tax Season Now!

With Christmas comes the new year, and with the new year comes the painful cycle of preparing one’s taxes. I personally loathe tax season –

The Simple Dollar Weekly Roundup: Holiday Thoughts Edition

For this week’s roundup, I went to several of my favorite personal finance sites and looked for useful Christmas-related posts to share with you all

Six Free Games to Dig Into Over the Holidays

One of my biggest time management weaknesses is gaming. I love taking breaks to try out a new free computer game. Most of the time,

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